We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
– Romans 12:6a
Rev. David Oliver-Holder
Rachel serves as our Financial Administrator. Before coming to First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, she worked at Pavlov Media, Generations of Hope, and the University of Northern Colorado. She studied Non-Profit Administration for two years at the University of Northern Colorado and has experience working with various non-profits. Rachel spent seven years in Tanzania and six months teaching on the island of Yap in Micronesia. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, eating good food, traveling, and spending time with her partner, Joel, and their four children.
An Illinois native, Ted earned his Bachelors in music at Rhodes College, a small liberal arts school in Memphis, TN, before coming to Champaign-Urbana. He is currently enrolled in the masters of organ program at the university as a student of Dana Robinson and Charlotte Mattax, studying harpsichord as well as organ. Before coming to First Presbyterian, Ted was the organist at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Danville. In his free time, Ted enjoys reading fantasy books, especially J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as baking, among other things.
Children’s Choir and Junior Hand bell Director
Audio/Visual Technician Coordinator
Ed oversees the projection and audio presentations for Sunday Morning worship. He is currently employed as a Addictions Counselor at Prairie Center Health Systems and is studying for a MA in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University. Ed is a former preacher in the Independent Christian Churches Fellowship. He has two children, one grandchild and enjoys hiking and nature photography.
Social Media Specialist
Baker has been in marketing, public relations, managing social media and website development since 2009. She is an active church member who loves spending time with her teen daughter and their church family. Gardening, thrifting and photography are her hobbies.